Thursday, 2 April 2015

One Day In #London

D.C Editor Adam writes…

Thursday is my favourite day of the week. My busiest and my favourite. 

On Thursdays I usually lead at least two walking tours for London Walks. I'll also do a spot of blogging here on The D.C or get out and about to take a few snaps for blog projects and series (such as our new Plaque Tiddlywinks feature) – or do a spot of recording for the London Walks Podcast

It's all go on Thursdays – and today was a very good example of that. The morning began at Westminster Cathedral at Victoria and ended at Angel station in Islington. In between times I swung by – on foot and via hire bike – Belgravia, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, Kensington, Hyde Park, St James's, the West End, the Thames Embankment, The City, Tower Hill, Spitalfields, Norton Folgate, Old Street and Clerkenwell.

Here are just a few of the things I saw along the way…


Westminster Cathedral… 




… where the icons within are dramatically veiled for Lent. Then Chelsea and Knightsbridge, where nothing is veiled and everything is conspicuous…




… only in London. Then Kensington, always a picture in early spring…




… before I Borisbike (it's a London verb) to the West End where the blue skies linger over the "Colly" and…




…a herd of red buses and a heron.





From here it I march to Tower Hill with the river at my right shoulder and on to find…




… the East End seemingly hiding around the corner from The City. 


Street art…


… and a full moon rising over Spitalfields…


… and the bully boy buildings of Broadgate looming…


… crossing Bishopsgate a red bus has broken free from the herd as I near…


… jeopardised Norton Folgate – support the East End Preservation Society!



And yet MORE building…


A reminder of Easter…


… and they're getting on like a house on fire in Clerkenwell…




 …while the Bank Holiday party spills on to the pavement at one of London's finest pubs, the Three Kings of Clerkenwell…




… and next Thursday will be just as busy with a score of different things to see. 

I can't wait.

I love this city.





A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.









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